Stunning recipes with a middle eastern twist. Fresh produce, not too time consumming, not too difficult to locate the ingredients (pomegranate seeds out of season excepted). Simply delicious, great photos, easy to follow.
I just love this book. I have bought Jerusalem first which became THE book I am refering to when in need of inspiration. Then I wanted to buy this one and now that I have it I just love it. I have already cooked 10 recipes in this book just to say... This is definitely a keeper
I bought this book because I was cooking from Ottolenghi's Plenty, which I love for its creative combinations of vegetables, herbs, and spices. This second book, based on dishes prepared at the authors' London restaurant, also named Ottolenghi, is equally superb. I started with the broccoli salad because I adore broccoli and because the authors noted that restaurant customers picketed when it was removed from the menu. I love it! Parboiled and charred broccoli dressed with garlic and pepper and the oil they're cooked in. Just exquisite!
I have owned and cooked from many notable cookbooks over the years, and this is the first that really enchants my primal tastebuds. One can really taste what one is eating, and appreciate the different ingredients. The recipes are stunningly creative. I am just fascinated!